Sir John Hurt Art Prize | Shortlisted, 2021
Now in private collection.
64cm x 68cm x 14cm
I grew up in a village purpose-built for refugees, and struggle to find happy memories of that time. I had a constant feeling of fear travelling the dark, damp and narrow concrete alleyways around our neighbourhood. On one occasion a school teacher gave everyone in the class a sticker of an angel that would protect us. I placed it at the foot of my bed and stared at it before sleep each night; a glimmer of hope and happiness in an otherwise bleak and bare world.